Monica Fedele

Istituto di Endocrinologia e Oncologia Sperimentale, Italy

0000-0002-9171-1312

Monica Fedele received her Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology and pathology from the Medical School of the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. She was a Postdoctoral Investigator at Kimmel Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, where she focused on the development of transgenic and knockout mice for the HMGA and PATZ1 genes. Now, she is Lead Researcher at Istituto di Endocrinologia e Oncologia Sperimentale (IEOS), National Council of the Research (CNR), Rome, Italy, and Professor of molecular pathology at the Medical School of the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. Her current main research interest is the role of PATZ1 protein in cancer. She has been honored with the Young Researcher Award issued by Fondazione Guido Berlucchi, Italy, and the Highly Commended Award for Young Researchers issued by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), UK. Her main scientific achievements have been the isolation and characterization of the PATZ1 gene, the demonstration of the oncogenic activity of the chromatinic proteins HMGA1 and HMGA2 in vitro and in vivo, and the discovery of their critical role in the development of pituitary adenomas.

Biography Updated on 19 August 2018

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